2021 Budget: Lawyers Commend Ganduje’s Commitment To Education

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Impressed with the  commitment towards education development with the provision of 25 percent of the total 2021 budget by the administration of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state,  a group known as Lawyers For Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria has commended the effort and urged other Northern governors to emulate Kano.
In a letter of commendation to the governor signed by its national coordinator, Barrister Muhammad Zubair, the group said  “We commend your initiative for allocating 25% of the proposed budget to education sector. This indicates that you have great commitment towards developing the state by investing in the education sector.”
The letter acknowledged that, “The 25% allocation to education is in line with UNESCO’s guidelines and other international best practices. It also shows genuine commitment of the governor over free and compulsory education policy in the state.”
The group added that  the integration of Almajiri system in the education sector has proved that governor Ganduje is concerned with the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state.
Hailing the inclusion of citizens in the formulation of the fiscal document, the group said  “We commend your administration Sir, for conducting town hall meetings in the 5 Emirates, where public opinions were sought and collated before arriving at the final document that was submitted to the State Assembly.”
That, according to them, paves way for public inclusion in the budget process, which ultimately, makes room for people-oriented fiscal policy, “…which is aimed at further developing the state with self-contributed content,” they argue.
“We call on other Northern state governors to emulate Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state in investing in education for the development of the people as education is the bedrock of sustainable development of any nation,” they said.
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